Scarning Pre-School

The Preschool is a Registered Charity (No.1033635) and its aims & objectives are:
To enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age by encouraging parents to understand and provide for the needs of their children through community groups.

Scarning Pre School opened in 1997 and is managed by a voluntary management committee. It originally operated from mobile premises located in the grounds of Scarning Primary School in Dereham Road. In 2016 the Pre School finally reached its target of £286,000 which it needed to build a replacement building for the old mobile that was literally starting to fall to pieces. Smiths of Honingham were the builders chosen and work started on clearing the site during the February half term holiday. Apart from a slight hold up when the gas pipe wasn’t where it was supposed to be, the footings were dug and the concrete poured in. Next, the walls started to be built and we were all so excited as the building started to take shape. We were very lucky – the weather was good and apart from two very windy days, there were no holdups at all. The new building is purpose built and has two classrooms, one for two year olds and one for three to four year olds. Bifold doors enable the two rooms to become one large space if required. It also has a staffroom, office, disabled toilet/wet room, kitchen, laundry facilities and customised toilets and changing areas. There is a large outdoor space with a mud kitchen, sand pit, climbing equipment etc and a grant has just been received for some of the grassed area to be covered with Astro turf.

The Pre-School can now offer an extra 37 more places and is also starting an after school provision for primary aged children and children who attend the Pre School. This is in addition to the very successful breakfast club it already runs, which again caters for primary aged children and Scarning Pre-School children.